Don’t Be Yourself

You are a mess.  You sin and continue to choose sin.  This leaves you feeling guilt, shame, and remorse.  You are a failure who is flawed to your very core.  God laid out what he wanted from all of us, and everyone fell short.  All like sheep have gone astray.

You don’t need to be yourself.  Even the best version of you. It is terrible advice to tell someone, “Go be yourself,” or to say, “be true to yourself.”

You need to become like Jesus.  Christ living in you is the hope of glory.

The world doesn’t need you.  It doesn’t even need a better version of you.  People need to see Christ living through you.  He is the only human worth becoming.  He is what your life needs and the one for whom the world is searching.    

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